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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Differences between Westerners and Asians

Differences between Westerners and Asians  


Great analysis and understanding between Asian culture and Western Logic.
  Key:     Blue --> Westerners       Red --> Asians

(1) Opinion
Westerners: Talk to the point.

Asians: Talk around in circles, especially if opinions differ.

(2) Way of Life
Westerners: Individualism - think of himself or herself.

Asians: Enjoy gatherings with family and friends, solving their problems, and know each other's business.

(3) Punctuality

Westerners: On time.

Asians: In time.

(4) Contacts

Westerners: Contact related person only.

Asians: Contact everyone everywhere, business very successful.

(5) Anger

Westerners: Show that I am angry.

Asians: I am angry, but still smiling... (beware!)

(6) Queue when Waiting

Westerners: Queuing in an orderly manner
Asians: Queuing?  What's that?

(7) Sundays on the Road

Westerners: Enjoy weekend relaxing peacefully.

Asians: Enjoy weekend in crowded places, like going to the mall.

(8) Party

Westerners: Only gather with their own group.

Asians: All focus on the one activity that is hosted by the CEO.

(9) In the restaurant

Westerners: Talk softly and gently in the restaurant.

Asians: Talk and laugh loudly like they own the restaurant.

(10) Travelling

Westerners: Love sightseeing and enjoy the scenery.
Asians: Taking pictures is most important; scenery is just for the background.

(11) Handling of Problems

Westerners: Take any steps to solve the problems.

Asians: Try to avoid conflicts, and if can, don't leave any trail.

(12) Three meals a day

Westerners: A good meal once a day is sufficient.

Asians: At least 3 good meals a day.

(13) Transportation

Westerners: In the past, they drove cars.  Now, they cycle to protect the environment.
Asians: In the past, not enough money and rode on bicycles.  Now, got enough money and so drive cars.

(14) Elderly in day-to-day life

Westerners: When old, there is doggy for companionship.

Asians: When old, guarantee will not be lonely so long willing to babysit grandchildren.

(15) Moods and Weather

Westerners: The logic is
: rain is pain.
Asians: More rain, more prosperity.

(16) The Boss

Westerners: The boss is part of the team.

Asians: The boss is a fierce God.

(17) What's Trendy

Westerners: Eat healthy Asian cuisine.

Asians: Eat expensive Western cuisine.

(18) The Child

Westerners: The kid is going to be independent and make his/her own living.

Asians: Slog whole life for the kid, the centre of your life.

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